Coastal Areas Sustainable Tourism Water Management In The Mediterranean – CASTWATER

Programme: Interreg MED

Contract No: 1262


Programme part-financed by the European Union European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Co-financing rate: 85% EU Funds; 15% National Funds.

CASTWATER is the first MED project to support sustainable tourism policies & practices on water efficiency in coastal areas. The transnational challenge is to reduce the impact of tourism activities on environmental heritage and to improve management of water resources. The project’s overall objective is to support sustainable tourism water management in MED coastal areas, by improving the monitoring and assessment of the water sustainability performance of the tourism. CASTWATER follows a studying, testing and transferring approach of transnational cooperation, involving public authorities, tourism enterprises, and relevant agencies and stakeholders.

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